Vampires were almost entirely unknown to the European imagination prior to 1730 and Johannes Flückinger’s strange report would become known as the most thoroughly documented–as well as the most widely circulated–vampire narrative in the world.
Professor White, cryptographer extraordinaire, is on the trail of the notoriously uncrackable Thomas Beale cipher—hiding the location of a fortune in gold. But White is not alone—shadowy forces are tight on his tail. The film contains 16 hidden messages that hold clues to the characters' secrets.
The legendary "man-eating lions of Tsavo" that terrorized a railroad camp in Kenya more than a century ago likely consumed about 35 people -- far fewer than popular estimates of 135 victims, according to a new analysis. The study also yields surprises about the predatory behavior of lions.